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the republican governors of five other states, including texas and florida. that could mean four million fewer people would qualify for medicaid. governors in eight other states have also said they leaning toward opting out. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius said today she has received letters from a dozen governors who support another part of the law- - the creation of the insurance exchanges that allow consumers to compare health plans. but the medicaid expansion remains an expensive sore spot r others. in nevada, we turn to jon ralston, political columnist, the "las vegas sun." in texas, to emily ramshaw, editor of the "texas tribune," and here with an overview in washington, to margot sanger- katz, health care correspondent for "national journal." march go, i want to start with you. give us a sense in general about what this resistance is about, who is resisting and why. >> i think there are two main reasons why we're seeing resistance from governors, one i think is political. they don't like the health care reform law, they have made arguments against it all along and
carry texas. >> and the south. eisenhower took texas by 200,000 votes in 1956. the republicans were strong in texas. and eisenhower had also carried four other southern states. kennedy knew-- and he was right-- if heidn't carry texas and get backome t southern states, he wouldn't win. >> rose: so johnson in effect helped elect kennedy. >> that's one of the forgotten, absolutely forgotten chapters. because johnson makes a campaign through the south. he does an old fashioned whistlestop campaign. he pulls into all these southern towns. the yellow rose of texas is blaring. and the volume is turned up by bobby baker, his secretary of the senate, so it would pull into town and johnson would star speaking, you know, anded he'd give a speech, "we have to have a southerner on the ticket. let's not let the south be forgotten." the train would pull away. johnson wouldn't be finished talking. he once said in a town named cullpepper, as the train is pulling out he said, "what did dick nixon ever do for cullpupper?" >> rose: so they're elected and that begins the period you also chronicle here
on a prisoner last night in texas-- the state that executes more convicts than any other. >> suarez: as delegates arrive in washington for an international aids conference, we have two progress reports: gwen ifill gets an update from the director of the united nations program on aids. >> brown: anwe assess e epidemic he in our nation's capital, where the infection rate is the highest in the country. >> we have people who will be tested repeatedly in hopes that one of those tests will be negative so that they can say i don't have h.i.v. we have people who think they can pray their h.i.v. away. >> suarez: plus, as part of his ongoing series, hari sreenivasan talks with native americans about the search for solutions to the effects of climate change on their tribal lands. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding fothpbs nehour has been providedy: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was
. >> sreenivasan: arguments began today in u.s. district court in washington over whether texas can require voters to show photo identification at polling places. the obama administration blocked the law last year saying it was unfair to minority voters. texas then sued the u.s. government citing political motives. the law is one of several recent disputes over the 1965 voting rights act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices. the supreme court upheld a similar photo i.d. law in indiana in 2009. nearly 50 years after their plane went down, the remains of six airmen who disappeared during the vietnam war were buried at arlington national cemetery today. the remains were buried in a single casket, after being discovered last year by american and laotion search teams. for decades, family members knew only that the plane sent out a "mayday" signal while flying over laos. all six servicemen were given posthumous promotions by the military. on wall street today, stocks slipped in a light day of trading. the dow jones industrial average lost 36 points to close at 12,736. the nasdaq fell re than
in on us. >> woodruff: and in houston, texas, they sent ballplayers scrambling for cover. the scares come after high temperatures are being blamed for at least 46 deaths and loss of power for close to a million people last week. for over 11 consecutive days, temperatures exceeded 100 degrees across much of the country. meanwhile, out west, wildfires fueled by near-record droughts have raged for weeks in colorado, forcing residents to leave their homes. nationwide, fires burned 1.3 million acres in june alone, the second highest acreage burned in june of any year. now, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, noaa, is reporting the first half of this year was in fact the hottest on record, with 170 all-time heat records matched or broken. noaa has issued a report attempting to assess the role climate change, including human factors,layed, if any, in six global extreme weather events in 2011. about one of those, the report asked if the human influence on climate made the 2011 texas drought more probable? it concluded that it did. the report also examined climate change's role in
merrow reports on a texas school district's approach to its high school drop-out crisis: luring students back with college courses. >> what we're looking at doing is doing education in a different way, where the colleges come together with us and start working with these young people while they're still in high school. >> suarez: judy woodruff looks back at the major decisions in this high-impact supreme court term with historian michael beschloss and marcia coyle of the "national law journal." >> ifill: and on this most american of holidays, we turn to the men who signed the declaration of independence and what happened to them after they did. >> they were placed under house arrest. they had-- they were allowed to write letters home. they were visited by physicians. no one was ever tortured. that's something i have seen over the years and it is wrong. every time i see it, i shudder. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. and with the ongoing
industry. >> brown: miles o'brien has the story of an austin, texas, neighborhood that uses "smart grid" technology to track and control its energy consumption. >> the fishers have two solar volume dayic power system, sophisticated digital metres and state of the art thermostats that allow them to fine-tune their indoor climate here orion line when they're away. >> we >> woodruff: we update the presidential campaign as the candidates trade shots over outsourcing jobs. >> brown: mark shields and michael gerson analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we close with a report from south sudan about a flood of refugees fleeing the violence, only to encounter grim conditions in camps on the border. >> they don't have much reserve, they have been walking for six weeks, four weeks, six weeks so it is a very vulnerable group and it is the little kids and elderly are the ones that suffer the most. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: bnsf carnegie corporation and with the >> ongoing support of these institutions and foun
go awry. >> suarez: john merrow reports on a low income texas school district's approach to its drop-out crisis: a taste of college and hard work. >> so we're offering something that's more challenging to them, and telling them, "step up. you can have college now. it is free. it's your future. what do you want?" >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown talks to master storeller jack hitt about his latest project and making his mark as a self- employed writer. >> the question i get every time i go see my mom and i still get it. she'll always ask me this question, "so when are you going to get a job?" and the answer is: "it's okay, mom. i'm never going to get a job. this is the job!" >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> growing up in arctic norway, everybody took fish oil to stay healthy. when i moved to the united states almost 30 years ago, i could not find an omega-3 fish oil that worked for me. i became inspired to bring a new definition of fish oil quality to the world. today, nordic naturals is working to fulfi
. >> the report looked at six of the most populous states, california, texas, illinois, virginia, new jersey and new york. the problems they face include growing medicaid spending and pension liabilities at a time when state revenues and federal grants aren't keeping pace. and it's to the last of these issues-- the fiscal problems of the states-- that we go into more detail on now. richard ravitch joins us. a former lieutenant governor of new york, he co-chaired the task force issuing today's report with former fed chairman paul volcker. also with us is susan urahn, managing director of the pew center on the states. >> dirk ravitch what jumps out is the situation is much worse than thought, much worse than states are willing to admit and worse than anybody seems to have a grasp on what to do. am i overstating these problems? >> no, you're not. and it's a function arisi fro things. one, there are basic expenditures like medicaid and retirement expenditures which are growing at a faster rate in state and local revenues. number two, states for a long long time had been using gimmicky to balance
scouts national headquarters in irving, texas. molly hennessey-fiske of the los angeles times is following the decision and the reaction to it. she joins us from houston. molly, tell us a bit more about the boy scouts explanation for why they are reaffirming this policiment policy -- policy, what are they saying. >> it's interesting the announcement made yesterday. reaffirmed the policy, it reiterated what had already been said and it came at a time as you mentioned when they're having these protests and high profile apearances b jennifer turrell and others who have been outed as gay scout leaders or gay scouts. so the reaffirmation were seen by observers who i talked to yesterday as just sort of reaffirming of the character of the scouts as a more conservative organization. some of the observers who i talked to who were, has been involved in scouting, had followed scouting for decades said this just indicated how intertwined the boy scouts of america, had come with some religious organizaons that sponsor a lot of troops. that this was sort of both a moral decision but also a
, hunkered down in the plains of texas, can double as a tornado shelter. the house features a unique dome design and fewer windows. built as one strong shell of concrete, and re-enforced with steel bars, the dome protects against flying rubble or fallen trees. the result is a fortress. capable of withstanding wind speeds of more than 130 meters per second. the construction c the same as an ordinary house. four years ago, the u.s. government approved and began to provide funding for these types of designs. tornado-proof gymnasiums and community centers already serve as shelters. in all, 4,000 buildings have used these construction methods. >> one of my proudest achievements is the avalon school. because it's a real small school. it's been hit by tornadoes. it's through safety. >> reporter: tornadoes are a serious threat to the lives and property of many americans. but using a potent mix of science and creativity experts think they contain the fury. alex kirst, nhk world, new york. >>> it's been extremely hot in tokyo recently. but commuters are enjoying a break from the heat today. rachel
a strict deadline. >> the only problem with that is the equipment was in texas, and we're in fremont, nebraska, about 20 hours away. >> smith: he was worried the drive would make him miss the deadline, so hull called the subcontractor. >> they said we can't change the deadline. this is nextel's deadline. the tower has to be up and completed. >> we left nebraska and it was nonstop. werove straight through, loaded the equipment, got back in the truck, and drove nonstop. >> smith: he planned to sleep back in nebraska, but then he arrived at work site. >> when we got back there was a nextel vehicle on site. >> i assumed that he was there to rattle our cage, get us to go faster. >> smith: hull didn't know it was just a technician. he felt pressured and immediately ascended the tower. we obtained the government investigation video and showed it to hull for the first time. >> i'm just amazed that i'm even here. i remembering hearing a loud noise. >> smith: a huge piece of steel broke lose. >> my head was jammed into the piece of steel and knocked me out. >> smith: hull fell 240 feet, but hi
texas crude and brent fell, after rising steadily for the last several days. investors sold oil fur on concns abo sloweeconomic growth in the eurozone and what it could mean for oil and gasoline demand. one oil trader says he sees crude prices stabilizing at lower levels. >> near term, we're going to ease back a bit. i think we're probably going to be in the high 80s, maybe 85.5, maybe 87.5 will be where we are going to settle back here. until then, i don't see any reason for us to go much higher. we basically overshot our objectives here. >> susie: last night we told you about chipotle's disappointing sales growth. the upscale burrito maker blamed a cautious consumer and slowing u.s. economy. today, chipotle shares got burned. they fell almost $100 in early trading, but they were able to cut their losses and end the session down $87. restaurant rivals starbucks and panera bread also lost ground in today's trading. the past few weeks we've been and if you're planning a european smer vacationoon, you cod be speing le money. the euro fell as low as $1.2143 against the u.s. dollar, its
in a car driving from texas to new hampshire, and i really kind of worried, "am i going to be able to get out of the car at the end of these three days, or is somebody going to have to kind of pry me out?" and i cannot believe i feel good, that my hips don't hurt, my back doesn't hurt. i'm just amazed that i can spend that kind of time sitting and yet still be able to function without pain and without all these aches that i hoped... that i had thought i might have. >> i want to encourage everyone to start a practice of yoga. it doesn't matter why they're starting, whether it's to relieve an ache or pain, whether it's to bring a greater sense of youthfulness, whether it's to bring ease into the body, or whether it's a bigger picture, that they begin to view themselves in the universe in a different way, they begin to really understand an individual place in relation to the whole cosmos. >> had i not found gentle yoga i don't know where i would be, and so i'm tremendously grateful. >> i guess there was a transformation. it was part of my healing journey, it was part of the process that took
and all kinds of wild fires centered in texas, arizona, new mexico. it was extraordinarily hot in oklahoma. the previous year it was in russia. in 2009, there were exceptional conditions in southern australia, in the melbourne area. so these areas where the really hot and dry conditions leading to wild fires is moving around. we certainly don't expect them to occur every year, but we do expect more of them. are odds are changing for these to occur with climate change, with the global warming from the human influences on climate. >> woodruff: that's what i wanted to ask you about, too. as a scientist, what does this say is going on? >> i think it's... you kow, you look out the window and you see climate change in action. this is the way it gets manifested. this normal weather events. there's the normal seasons. if we have june temperatures in march, well, you know, we have experienced them before because we get them in june. if we have a very mild winter, people like that because the winter isn't as cold. but we were breaking records then. now we're breaking records, but we're in the peak o
spends part of his time in el paso, texas, and part in detroit, where he teaches and paints. his family, like many mexicans, came here to work in the auto industry decades ago. his murals that celebrate his heritage adorn many buildings, and there are plenty to adorn. but he acknowledges that some of the outdoor graffiti isn't really art. >> the stuff's great. the only thing is when we get some gang tags, groups that want to mark their turf, and that's where things get a little rough. >> reporter: things have been rough in detroit for a long time. and so it's a town where real and so it's a town where real estate is cheap, and artists can thrive and >> reporter: 57-year-old gilda snowden-- a detroit native and expressionist painter-- has watched her city decline, never giving up hope. she works in a spacious studio in an old building where artists are welcomed. her work has been influenced by the graffiti that surrounds her. she says some olaphorisms apply to detroit. >> "a bohemian can live and an animal will die." another one: "artists make real estate." artists go into places that ma
is getting longer with louisiana, texas, florida, wisconsin, some other states saying they're going to wait to see what happens in november before they put them in place. what can you tell her? >> we will have to see how this plays out. if the law remains in effect, basically every state is either going to have to set up its own exchange, partner with the federal government to create an exchange so the states may do some functions, pass others over to the federal government or the federal government actually steps in and runs an exchange or points another entity to run the exchange. >> suarez: by exchange we just mean a marketplace for buying insurance, right? >> exactly. for most people this is going to be a website. a website where you go on and look for various insurance products that are available in the state. as of 2014 or more properly when open enrollment begins which will be october of 2013, most americans will have access to coverage either through their state exchange again or through a federal back-up exchange. >> suarez: we have another question on that topic. >> my name is lar
scandal at lackland air force base in texas. staff sergeant luis walker is charged with 28 counts, including rape and aggravated sexual assault of female recruits. in addition, 12 male instructors at lackland are under investigation. prosecutors have identified at least 31 female victims. the fighting in syria has reached the country's capital in earnest. government tanks, troops, and helicopters battled rebels today in three southern districts of damascus. it was said to be the heaviest fighting there since the uprising began 16 months ago. meanwhile, the u.n. security council considered a so-called "chapter seven" resolution that could authorize the use of outside force in syria. we have a report narrated by ndsey hilsum of independent television news. . >> protestors blocked the road to damascus international airport today. a very public signal. president bashar al sad o upon ens are bringing the war ever nearer his seat of power. video released by the local free syrian army shares one of their member firing at a tank stuck down an alleyway. this is the second day of fighting i
that in texas, for example, a couple of years ago, there was a move by the then state regents to remove or to lessen -- the state's own history of civil rights activism, both statewide and nationally. they simply removed certain individuals. so cesar chavez got less attention in the textbook. and ronald reagan and others got more. i mean, that, for practical purposes, in terms of number of words on page, for certain acts of history -- >> and they wanted to diminish martin luther king's role and increase, enhance newt gingrich's role, right? >> right. so that in my opinion is of a piece. it's of a piece that both looks at the college as a place where history is less important to the fact of making money. the bureau of labor statistics produced a report just two years ago, in late 2009, where it identified the top ten growing fields for all americans. six of them were low-wage, entry-level service work, the preponderance of which were all in health care. basically taking care of an aging baby boomer population. so what are we gonna do about that? and -- >> you're not going to study histor
an austin, texas, neighborhood that uses "smart grid" technology to track and control its energy consumption. not everyone thinks that's a good idea. newshour correspondent spencer michels reports on some california activists who'd like to see the devices banned. >> reporter: fairfax, california-- a small, hip, politically liberal, environmentally concerned town in marin county, across the golden gate from san francisco. it's the home of valerie hood, a landscaper and activist who decided that the local utility's decision to replace r traditional gas and electric meters posed a danger to her. she doesn't want a new one-- a so-called smart meter-- that reads how much energy is being used, and transmits the figures to pacific gas and electric via radio signals. pg&e has installed nine million smart meters in northern california, part of a $2.2 billion program. it has been touted as a way to save money and energy, because the transmitted information can be used to monitor home energy use. that allows residents to use appliances when demand is low, reducing their costs. hood and her fellow activ
in austin, texas with which is where i live now, i won't go too intense into it, you only go away for three months or 90 days, three months, and he has to come back and he is in solitaire for two weeks before she allowed to go back into the public zero so just to work with him and to the psychological state he is in and see that and see what he sacrifices, it was incredible and then just aesthetic and that kind of stuff, training with him and a couple of mates was great, but i think it was more for me was the, just the psychological, you know, what it does for them. >> and the mindset they have. >> yeah. it is incredible. >> all right let's take a look at the first clip. >> welcome to the recession, boys. you should be grateful you still have a product people want. >> so you don't mind -- >> you guys, you guys, you know, you have a clean business, there is, there are no problems, there ain't no ben and cho. this, so my envelope stays the same. >> it is just a matter of time, guys. before they legalize it. >> i mean, i would take the deal instead of decapitation. you know? bang it out swee
in texas in houston as legitimate oil. oil that has been stolen by drug gangs the zetas, they are selling this oil in houston. now, the story came outlast week where gas stations in seven mexican states complained to say they are being forced to sell oil by these cartels. so you have these cartels, which are like criminal paramilitary political complexes fighting each other and the federal government trying to impose its will and trying to put order on all of these cartels. so a checks war. now when the new president comes in, i don't think he has pot a simple master plan. you know, he said -- he said he wants to reduce the antisocial violence, the collateral that has come out of this conflict and that's a good objective. the objective of calderon was i am going to declare war and destroy the cartels. which didn't work. he couldn't defeat them. he couldn't eliminate or annihilate cartels. >> rose: because of the corruption that exists within? >> because of the corruption and also because of the nature of these cartels. i mean you take one cartel in michoacan, state, and there, you have
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